Accelerated Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. in Christian Education

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The Accelerated BA/BS in Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. in Christian Education degree plan prepares students planning for careers in church-related vocations, providing a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered higher education, students prepare to work as leaders in local church ministry—serving in roles such as ministers of education, ministers of adults, ministers of youth, ministers of business administration, ministers of missions, and more.

DBU students in Christian Studies with an overall 3.0 GPA and 3.0 GPA in upper-level Christian Studies can declare their intention to apply for the Accelerated BA/BS/M.A. in Christian Education Degree at 75 hours. Students can apply for the Master of Arts in Christian Education degree program at 90 hours (including current enrollment). A minimum of 32 credit hours must be done in residence at DBU. Upon acceptance by the Graduate Office, they will be admitted to the M.A. in Christian Education degree and begin master’s courses during the senior year.

Course Requirements

 
B.A.
B.S.
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.  An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Applied Ministry Courses
24
24
 

Shared Courses B.A./M.A. (12 hours)

MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology

Required Courses (9 hours):

CHST 3301 Survey of Christian Education
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3386 Practicum in Personal Evangelism

The student will have the opportunity of selecting one course from the following courses (3 hours):

CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
CHST 4330 Introduction to Missiology
MUSI 4306 Church Music/Worship Administration
   
Electives 26-45 32-42
  Sufficient to complete 114-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 30 upper-level semester hours.    

Additional M.A. in Christian Education Requirements:

 

MACE Core Courses (18 hours):

MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MACE 6301 Introduction to Christian Education
MACE 6304 Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education
MACE 6307 Church and Business Administration
MACE 6308 Evangelism, Missions, and Growth Through Education Ministry
MACE 6310 Ministry Practicum (S-L)

 

Concentrations:  Students may choose from the MACE concentrations listed below to take 12 hours in a specialized field:

General Family Ministry
Adult Ministry Leading the Nonprofit Organization
Business Ministry Missions Ministry
Collegiate Ministry Small Group Ministry
Communication Ministry Student Ministry
Counseling Ministry Worship Ministry

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED            150

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

 

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College of
Christian Faith:

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Camp/Sport Leadership
Christian Studies

Intercultural Studies (Missions)
Philosophy

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